Press Release

Massachusetts Dental Care Providers for Better Dental Benefits

November 9, 2022

Question 2 Wins a Decisive, Landmark Victory for Better Dental Benefits

Massachusetts becomes first state in the nation to deliver consumer dental protections, more states poised to follow November 8, 2022 – Massachusetts voters overwhelmingly approved ballot Question 2 with 72% of the vote, delivering first-in-the-nation dental insurance reform that will assure patient dollars are spent on patient care, protect consumers from …

Opinion

Boston Globe

Editorial Board

October 24, 2022

Vote YES on Question 2

Forcing dental insurers to spend more of the premiums they collect on actual patient care would be a step in the right direction.

For many Americans, what makes visiting the dentist so unpleasant has nothing to do with the work that’s done while they’re sitting in the dentist’s chair; it’s the fact that they have to deal with what is far too often inadequate dental insurance, if they even have insurance in the first place.

Opinion

Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Meredith Bailey and Cesar Sabates

November 6, 2022

Yes on Question 2 for better dental care

Question 2 on the Massachusetts statewide ballot is very simple: 83% of the money dental insurance companies collect from you, the patients, should be spent on dental care, otherwise you get the difference back. That’s why a yes vote on Question 2 is so critical on Nov. 8. Opponents of Question …

Opinion

Boston Globe

Andrew Smith

October 30, 2022

Vote yes: Premium dollars should go toward care, not insurers’ pockets

Patient dollars should go to patient care, not to the profits of dental insurance companies and their executives. Question 2, the Medical Loss Ratios for Dental Insurance Plans Initiative, would improve the quality of dental care and ensure that at least 83 percent of premium dollars paid to dental insurers …

Opinion

Boston Business Journal

Kevin Monteiro

October 26, 2022

Viewpoint: A ‘yes’ on Question 2 will make employers, employees smile

Healthcare is expensive for employers and employees alike. In the upcoming election, voters have a chance to get more value from what they are already paying for dental care and be protected from large increases in premiums by voting yes on Question 2. If Question 2 is approved, 83% of patient …

Opinion

Berkshire Eagle

Amanda Berthiaume

October 25, 2022

Why dental hygienists support YES on Question 2

Working as a dental hygienist is a fulfilling career. I have a healthy schedule of patients that I see every three or six months, and I care about every single one of them. In dental hygiene, we’re prevention specialists, and we’re fortunate to be able to spend a lot of time …

Opinion

Berkshire Eagle

Editorial Board

October 21, 2022

Our Opinion: Yes on Question 2

Ballot Question 2 asks voters to create a law regulating dental insurance plans in Massachusetts. A yes vote would require dental insurers to spend at least 83 percent of premiums on member dental expenses and quality improvements, and would also require dental insurance companies to report financial information about their income and expenditures to the Massachusetts Division of Insurance.

News

The Enterprise

Kinga Borondy

October 15, 2022

Question 2 would ensure dental premiums are spent more on care

How much of dental insurance premium should pay for dental care? In terms of statewide issues: Question 2 refers to the dental insurance industry and asks voters to decide whether insurance companies should be obliged to spend 83% of premium dollars on patient care. In taking a closer look at Question 2, …

News

WWLP Springfield

Ellen Fleming

October 6, 2022

Massachusetts ballot question 2 on regulation of dental insurance

BOSTON (WWLP) – This November voters will be asked to decide on ballot initiatives alongside voting for elected officials. Massachusetts is known for being a state of firsts, and question 2 could make the state the first to regulate dental insurance premiums. There’s a lot of information to sink your teeth …

News

Berkshire Edge

Sheela Clary

October 5, 2022

A partial guide to November 8th ballot questions in Massachusetts

Question 2 would appear to be less controversial, at least among non-dentists. The Regulation of Dental Insurance would, if passed, “regulate dental insurance rates, including by requiring companies to spend at least 83% of premiums on member dental expenses and quality improvements instead of administrative expenses…” Dr. Neha Das, of Berkshire …